A 49-year-old female asked:
I had a breast reconstruction surgery 5 days ago, wednesday i started discharging a clear liquid and my skin started to get red and itchy under my breast and around the nipple where the incisions are. now it is spreading to my stomach and side. help?
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Dr. Archibald Milleranswered
Plastic Surgery 43 years experience
Red breast syndrome: It is possible you have a reaction to acellular dermal matrix, a material commonly used in reconstruction. There is an "aalergic" response to the material which usually dissipates with conservative therapy. There is a possibility of a seroma, or an infection. You should visit with your reconstructive surgeon immediately to effect treatment protocols.
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